When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Innsbruck?
Innsbruck is best known for its wonderful winter scenes and the picturesque snow-capped Alps that surround it, making it a very popular Christmas destination. Summer is also a busy time for tourists, so if you’re looking for cheap return flights to Innsbruck, then try to visit in the shoulder season between September and November.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Innsbruck?
We recommend booking your Innsbruck flights two to three months in advance – or even earlier if you’re planning to travel during peak season – to make sure that you find the best possible prices. Occasionally, you may have a chance to secure cheaper last-minute flights, but it is fairly unlikely, so if you don’t want to be disappointed, then it is best to book in advance. Fancy trying your hand at bobsledding? Make sure to visit between December and February or between June and September, so that you can experience the thrill of bobsledding at the site of the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Flying to Innsbruck Airport (INN)
Innsbruck Airport (INN), otherwise known as Kranebitten Airport, is the largest international airport in western Austria. It mostly handles flights within the Alps region as well as a small number of international routes from within Europe.
Innsbruck and the surrounding region are busiest during the winter months, so although there are direct return flights all year long from the United Kingdom (UK), there is a wider choice of departure city and carrier during this time. Both British Airways and easyJet offer direct flights all year round from London Heathrow and London Gatwick respectively, but they add Innsbruck flights from Bristol and London Luton to their operations during peak tourist times. Austrian Airlines flies seasonally from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Manchester, while Flybe, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI also offer routes from major airports like Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Upon arrival at INN, passengers can enjoy a wide array of shops, eateries and the necessary amenities. Within the single terminal, you can find a luxury airport lounge, duty-free and travel retail shops, cafes and more. ATMs are located in the arrival area along with several car hire companies. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the terminal. There are a handful of shops where you can buy souvenirs and local goods from the Innsbruck area as well as newspapers, magazines, books and snacks for the rest of your journey.
Getting to the City from Innsbruck Airport (INN)
Innsbruck Airport (INN) is located about six kilometres from the centre of Innsbruck in the state of Tyrol, Austria. When travelling to and from the airport, passengers have the choice of several modes of transport. In addition to hiring a car from one of the many companies available at INN, you can also travel by taxi, private transfer or local bus. Private transfers usually need to be organised in advance, but both the bus stop and the taxi rank are situated just outside the terminal building.
Why Visit Innsbruck?
A city nestled between glorious snow-capped peaks and expansive alpine planes, Innsbruck is a truly breathtaking landscape for those lucky enough to behold it. Popular year round thanks to the huge amount of thrilling summer and winter activities on offer, the city is a favourite holiday destination for thrill seekers and city wanderers alike.
For outdoor adventurers, Innsbruck and its mountainous surroundings are the ultimate playground. With skiing, tobogganing and bobsledding in the winter and hiking, paragliding and rafting the rest of the year, its alpine location makes it perfect for travellers itching for a new adventure. For those who prefer to stay a bit closer to home, Innsbruck’s Old Town has a wide variety of beautiful architecture, fascinating museums and stylish boutiques to peruse. So, whether you’re ready to take on the Austrian Alps or prefer not to stray too far from the comfort and warmth of the city streets, Innsbruck is a charming destination everyone can enjoy.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. If you are a non-UK national residing in Britain, however, different rules may apply to you, so it is best to check with the Austrian Embassy before your departure. The official currency of Austria is the euro (€), which is easy to obtain both in the UK before your trip or during your stay in Innsbruck.